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Crisis Management on TikTok

The social media platform TikTok is still growing with more than 1 billion active users. With popularity and notoriety comes inevitable crises. Creators on this platform are not immune and often face intense scrutiny by their thousands, or millions, of followers daily. One of the key roles that strong public relations plays, regardless of the […]

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Public Relations Tips for Legislative Sessions

This year, the Virginia General Assembly was in full swing with a long session – eight weeks instead of six. And a multitude of important bills were being debated throughout the House and Senate, including a few that would directly impact our clients. Working with and securing quality news coverage is already a challenge at […]

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Why PR Pros Should Be Included in the Social Media Strategy

I like to think of myself as tech savvy, particularly when it comes to social media. I am up to date on the latest trends, familiar with digital advertising and well-versed in TikTok dances. That’s why when clients need help with their social media content and advertising, I get excited! In the past we’ve seen […]

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Letters to the Editor vs. Opinions: What’s the Difference?

As public relations professionals, we know that no media hit is too small, and getting your brand’s name and voice out there is crucial to your organization’s reputation. Opinion pieces and letters to the editor (LTEs) are integral to a PR campaign because they can position your brand and individuals within your organization as experts […]

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Guiding Future Industry Leaders 

In March, our team had an opportunity to connect with the PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Student-Run PR Firm, Ut Prosim PR of Virginia Tech. Each year, Ut Prosim PR takes on new clients, pro-bono, and will create public relations plans, execute strategies and tactics, and provide communications counsel to its clients. The firm gives […]

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PR Myths and Misconceptions

I don’t know about you, but I was over the moon when the cast of Sex and the City confirmed a reboot of the hit television series. Cosmos, anyone? But one noticeable cast member missing from the reboot will be Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall. While I envisioned what the show’s storyline will be […]

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Supporting Your Legislative Goals Through PR During the Legislative Session

It’s that time of year here in Virginia: The General Assembly session! We work with a variety of clients on achieving their government relations goals, including coalitions and associations. Here is how we effectively work with our government relations clients during the legislative session (and if you’re a coalition or association, how our firm could […]

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Creating Engaging Campaigns During COVID-19

One of our clients, River Ridge, recently celebrated their anniversary this fall and asked us to develop a campaign to promote it, without hosting a traditional, large-scale event due to the uncertainties of COVID. We knew we would have to find unique ways to celebrate while garnering media attention and engaging with key stakeholders. This […]

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Helping You Navigate COVID-19

During this uncertain time, our team here at Commonwealth PR can’t help but think about all of the organizations that already have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those that we know and love throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Early on, our team decided that we wanted to help the best way we […]

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Implementing Thoughtful Media Relations

Times are changing, and so is media relations. That is why now, more than ever, it is crucial to implement thoughtful media relations strategies into your work. The media has undergone many significant changes over the years. With the introduction of the internet came 24/7 access to a constant stream of news and information. Then […]

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